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Microbial Processing of Metal Sulfides

  • Gives a unique and in-depth description of mechanisms of bioleaching and the role played by exopolymers substances in the interfacial degradation of metal sulfides

  • Includes new evidence supplied by new techniques (electrochemical techniques, atomic force microscope)

  • Shows recent results about proteomic and bioinformatics which are bringing a new perspective on the microbial processes

  • Explains the bioleaching fundamentals and the bioleaching applications at different scales

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Back Matter

    Pages 311-314

About this book

The application of microbiological methods to the extraction of metals from minerals has definitely gained a prominent role and is supported by the several bioleaching and biooxidation processes operating in different sites over the world. In recent years new techniques and new results about proteomic and bioinformatics are bringing a new perspective on the microbial processes.

This book focuses on the basic aspects of the process with special emphasis on recent contributions regarding the chemical and microbial aspects of the bioleaching process and the use of microorganisms in the treatment of complex ores and concentrates.

It has been written by recognized researchers in order to introduce the main subjects of microbial processing to undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists working in this field as well as interested industrialists.

Keywords

  • Acidophiles
  • Bioleaching
  • Biom
  • Biomining
  • Biotechnology
  • Metals
  • Mineral Processing
  • Proteomics
  • bioinformatics
  • biology
  • environment
  • genetics
  • metallurgy
  • microorganism
  • mining
  • biochemical engineering
  • mineral resources

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of La Plata, Argentina

    Edgardo R. Donati

  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Wolfgang Sand

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-5589-8
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)